Thursday, July 30, 2009

Hit and run

The good news is that we are happy to be in Canada. The bad news is that we hardly got any sleep last night. This is a small parking lot with a bar, stores open 24 hours, and even a small gas station. There were cars coming and going all night, people talking, and doors slamming.

And the worst thing is that in the middle of the night, someone hit our Bella and then sped off. We couldn’t believe it! Lucky for us, there is no real damage, just a smudge on the rubber part of the front bumper.

We got up tired and sleepy. We drove back to The Falls to take a look at them in the daytime. It was a beautiful day today. The Falls look so powerful that they give you a sense of pure energy. What a magnificent work of nature.

Next we headed to Buffalo NY. We didn’t plan to go back to the states this way, but we realized how close we are to two of the houses by Frank Lloyd Wright, so we just don't think we should miss them. We called and scheduled both tours for tomorrow, one at noon and the other at 2 pm.

We headed across Rainbow Bridge to NY and went directly to the first house to take a look at the area. We then searched online for a coffee shop and after a few phone calls, we found Sweetness Seven.

This is an adorable corner coffee shop that serves coffee and lunch items. This artsy place is whimsically decorated and every table is painted in different patterns. It is definitely a charming setting that mixes paint colors and real block walls with antique cabinets. We tried the American iced coffee and it was delicious. The size was generous for the price as well.

Then we went back to the FLW house and parked on the street, right in front of the house, so we can be here for our tour tomorrow.

4 comments:

karen said...

not sure what you ladies have planned for the weekend but if you are interested london ontario is only about an hours drive from the falls (depending on traffic and route) and they are having their Ribfest this weekend.london is a beautiful city with lovely riverside parks and tons to do.here`s a link if you are interested:http://www.london.ca/ or :http://www.londontourism.ca/Things-To-Do

Anonymous said...

Hi, after reading your blog I am wondering about overnight parking, for our own travels if we should first ask for permission from the management to park overnight at the business and church parking lots we find to park in or just park if there are no signs prohibiting overnight parking? Thanks

Mar and Bernie said...

Karen,

Thanks for the info and links. We went to Toronto (interesting city) so we didn't have time to go to London this time. We'll keep it in mind in case we ever go back :-)

Mar and Bernie said...

Anonymous,

If there is someone there, then yes, by all means do ask.

We have never parked at a church without asking first.

If there are no signs prohibiting overnight parking, that doesn't automatically mean it is allowed.